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30 Post-Event Survey Questions (Why They Matter)

Event surveys are a tool businesses and other entities use to capture valuable feedback before, during and after an event. What is an Event Survey? Pre-event surveys are helpful if your project is interested...

1917: Director Commentary (Video)

Sam Mendes’ director commentary track on “1917″. Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director brings his singular vision to this World War I epic. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers,...

Maleficent, Mistress of Evil: Behind The Scenes

A look behind the scenes of the movie “Maleficent.” Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials,...

Deadpool: Behind The Scenes

A look behind the scenes of “Deadpool.” Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein)...

10 Anchor Tools To Help You Make a Great Podcast

Podcasting has never been as simple—or accessible—as it is with Anchor. Whether you’re recording your fourth podcast or your first, check out 10 Anchor tools below that can ease you through the entire process....

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the award winning tv series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. Detective Jake Peralta, a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too...

Festivals Aren’t the End-All-Be-All of Distribution

There isn’t any one distribution model that fits all films. We liken it to the economy. You have the rich people in control, the poor people and then a huge middle class. There’s not...

Onward: Behind the Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Onward” with Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic...

Marketing Tip: Start the Conversation

Reach out to these influencers by developing meaningful, on-going relationships. Someone who mentions your movie acts as a recommendation—and if they do it more than once it’s very sincere promotion. Be sure your movie...

Distribution Tip: Don’t Just Bank on a Global Deal

These days, you will very rarely come across a film distribution company which has acquired global rights for a film. When they have options to select territories, countries and formats, why should you limit...

Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith...

Tomb Raider (2018): Director’s Commentary (Video)

Tomb Raider (2018) “Director’s Commentary”. Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous...

Mulan: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Mulan”. To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”. After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil...

Tomorrow Never Dies: Storyboards (Video)

You should always storyboard stunts for extra safety. It will help your coordinators too. Wardrobe decided to change both costumes. Scene: Banner Escape Storyboards by Martin Asbury for Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies. Synopsis: Media...

1917: Behind The Scenes (Video)

Watch this fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette of the making of #SamMendes‘ World War I epic drama, #1917.

Bad Boys For Life: Behind The Scenes (Video)

Sony has released a brief behind-the-scenes video of franchise stars Will Smith (Mike) and Martin Lawrence (Marcus) sharing their memories of working on the films and their excitement about returning after so many years to do a new...

Pitching for Entertainment Funds With A PPM

A Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM, is one way to make sure you are giving investors accurate information about the film you are producing.  It is a legal document (that you can prepare with...

Pre-sale Financing

Before or during production, a producer may go to various distributors for commitments to distribute the film after it is made. To work effectively, such commitments must include advances or minimum guarantees which may...

Alien: Storyboards (Video)

Ridley Scott did not draw stick figures here, and while he probably picked up some pretty slick storyboarding skills when he attended the Royal College of Art, it doesn’t mean you should throw in...

Distribution Tip: Hit The Festivals

First of all, you need to make a film that has a universal appeal if you want to venture out into the global market. After completely understanding the type and genre of film that...

How Digital Marketing Helps Promote Entertainment Projects

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is one of the most effective ways to find interested clients. This form of advertising puts your brand in front of potential customers just as they are researching companies like...

Film Production Loans

Since most distribution agreements do not immediately result in up-front cash to the filmmaker to pay for the costs of principal photography and post-production, the production company must use the distribution agreement as collateral...

Movie Distribution Tip: Hire a Good Agent

Many-a-times it becomes absolutely impossible to find your market all on your own. You need to hire the right agent who can connect with markets all over the globe. This makes the film distribution...

First-Look Film Deals

In a “first-look” deal, a movie studio, network, TV studio or production company may contract with an independent producer to get first dibs on the producer’s next projects. The first-look agreement gives the studio...

Jurassic Park: Storyboards (Video)

The notes help lead you into each new shot. Multiple slides (or cells) for can be used for a single shot, especially if you plan to linger a bit. Scene: Raptor Attack Storyboards by...

What is a Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement?

The Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement is used by a studio or mini-major to finance production of a film. In return for the financing, the studio acquires the distribution rights and substantial equity in the project. The...

Funding Tip: Form a Project LLC

We can’t stress enough that you are going to need real legal representation to help you through the process of garnering investors for your entertainment project.  This post will offer an overview, but the...

The 12 Slides you Need in Your Film Investment Pitch

There’s a certain formula for creating a successful slideshow for investors. These presentations (Generally referred to as “Decks” in Silicon Valley) have been honed to tell the story of your company. Investors are used...

How to Identify, Grow, and Retain Your Fan Base

Your Social Media Channels can help you to filter for anyone who has a lot of activity and engagement in your digital media messaging.  How can you identify your multichannel audience? Try filtering for...

13 Tips to Get Your Film Noticed

For small businesses operating on a shoestring budget, it can be tempting to save money by not setting aside funds for marketing. But if your marketing strategy is to rely on word of mouth...

3 Tips To Grow Your LinkedIn Network

We aren’t worried if we haven’t met you in person when connecting on LinkedIn. After all, we are almost at capacity with nearly 10,000 LinkedIn connections.  1. Help Me, Help You If you are...

Website Looks Aren’t Everything

Whether it be informational, transactional, or measured by leads and inquiries, every website has an objective. You might have the most stunning layout and site design in the world; the pride of your brand...

10 Tips to Get Financing for a Film Project

For entrepreneurs with not much experience under their belts, the most obvious place to obtain a business loan might not be the place to go.  1. Bootstrapping With bootstrapping, entrepreneurs launch their businesses using...

9 Best Chatbot Platform Tools for Your Project

These platforms simplicity make it ideal for entrepreneurs and marketers in smaller companies, while its technology makes it suitable for enterprise customers. 1. ChattyPeople Chattypeople is the best chatbot platform for creating an AI chatbot...

2 Tips Using Snapchat to Promote a Film Project

Does your small business’s target audience align with Snapchat’s user demographic? 1. Your target audience Snapchat’s demographic is users ages 16 to 24, but I predict this age range will drastically shift to 18...

4 Tips Film Projects Can Leverage Local News

Reporters and journalists are being filmed constantly and some of them have a large number of subscribers on their personal channels, as well as their news channel. 1. Leverage a news channel’s YouTube page....